A Root Canal treatment is used to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal and prevent re-infection of the tooth. This procedure is used to save the natural tooth. During the procedure of a Root Canal the infected pulp is removed using specialized endodontic instruments designed specifically for safe and effective removal of the dental pulp. The tooth is then carefully cleaned, disinfected, filled and sealed using materials designed for root canal treatment. Resulting in a natural working tooth. Root canals are the ideal option in cases where the tooth is severely decayed or infected, or both. After root canal treatment, it is strongly advised a crown is placed (refer to crown and bridge section for more information), and a tooth with root canal treatment becomes brittle over time. A crown provides stability to a tooth at risk of fracture.
Most insurance companies cover root canal treatment under endodontic services. The cost of a root canal is dependent on the number of canals (for example, a front tooth will have one canal, whereas a molar tooth will have four canals). The cost can range anywhere between $500-$1500. 0% interest monthly payment plans are available for patients to take advantage of for extensive treatment.
Dr. H. Girn has over 20 years of experience in providing root canals and completed hundreds of successful procedures. Dr. Girn ensures a complete diagnosis and successful root canal every time.